It is official – dancing really is the best medicine, with many of us claiming it makes us feel happier and less stressed. A study found eight in 10 feel a boogie boosts their mood, with three quarters feeling “happy” after shimmying around their home.
For seven in 10, dancing helps to relieve their stress after just a few minutes. And almost half went as far as to say they feel their mental health is better as a result of the activity.
Psychologists say that the positive effects of dance have been shown in the scientific literature to help our stress and anxiety in lots of ways, particularly in difficult times like these.
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